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Poster: MPDMedia Date: Oct 13, 2018 11:26am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Unplayable Uploads

Files are probably locked due to copyright issues, especially if you're in the U.S.. Only a few older (pre-1960) BBC programs have been allowed on IA for Americans to hear. Episodes of the Goon Show, Larks, Men From the Ministry, and a few panel shows have disappeared from Old Time Radio.

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Poster: ChrisJBrady Date: Oct 14, 2018 12:59am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Unplayable Uploads

I'm in the UK. The issue is that when a search is done these uploads swamp the results. They are a waste of space - literally on the servers - since no-one can actually play or download the files. Why are they there?

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Poster: MPDMedia Date: Oct 17, 2018 11:41am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: Unplayable Uploads

I'm seeing a lot of poorly-transcribed 'transcripts' of the programs, such as "Charlotte Bronte - The Professor : BBC Radio 4 Extra : August 12, 2016 02:30PM-02:45PM BST". Maybe that's why they're still up, as some sort of ersatz cultural exchange. Regardless, they're still under copyright in the UK and US, unless it falls under the same legal domain as the one-minute excerpts and transcripts of international news programs currently in the television news section, Newswatch, i.e.:. https://archive.org/details/BBCNEWS_20180511_184500_Newswatch